Rachel Charlene Lewis
November 08, 2016 4:48 pm
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It’s finally Election Night, friends. And we’re seriously in an anxious frenzy about when we’ll find out the presidential election results. Like, seriously, when will we know who the next president is?! It’s such a major question to have just hanging in the balance. We’re so, so ready for the too-real election stress to come to an end, y’all.

So when can we expect to find out the final election results?

 According to Pop Sugar, presidential elections are usually completed within 24 hours after polling. When we were voting in the Obama days (ugh, we miss him already), networks called President Obama’s wins around 11 pm ESTAccording to The New York Timesthe polls began closing at 6pm EST this evening. Voting in-person will wrap up at 1am, so seriously prepare for a long wait.

Luckily, not everything takes until that late! The NYT says,

So if you can’t wait until the late, late hours of the night, you’ll at least have a rough idea of how things are going by the time you go to bed.

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